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General Travel Information Training Class Updated 10/01/2008. Robert Andrews, Manager of PCard ,Travel and AP (Accounts Payable) Controller’s Office/MS-124 (775)784-1203 (41203) [email protected] Travel Desk Sherry Patterson (775)784-4167 Patti Bussio (775) 784-7526.

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General Travel InformationTraining ClassUpdated 10/01/2008

  • Robert Andrews, Manager of PCard ,Travel and AP (Accounts Payable)

  • Controller’s Office/MS-124

  • (775)784-1203 (41203)

  • [email protected]

  • Travel Desk

  • Sherry Patterson (775)784-4167

  • Patti Bussio (775) 784-7526


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Travel1.) All Reimbursable Travel MUST be reported on a Travel Claim form!2.) Any Travel that includes Out of State Lodging and over 24 hours must have an “Employee’s Travel Request” form completed.


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Senate Bill 210 – NevadaEffective July 1, 2007, Revised August 21, 2007, All Agency memorandum #2007-22Department of Administration – Board of Examiners

  • New Nevada State Travel Policy changes require UNR to follow the federal travel per diem rates. The website for Continental United States (CONUS) per diem rates:

    • www.gsa.gov/perdiem

  • Federal per diem rate represent the allowable reimbursements to travelers. Exceptions can be made for Lodging per diem costs in certain circumstances.

  • Hotel rates are determined based on your Primary destination.

  • Hotel rate for foreign travel will follow the same rules as Out-of-State travel.

  • Federal policy requires receipts for all hotel charges that are Out-of-State, Foreign or over the In-state GSA rate of $70.

  • Meal and Incidential Expenses (M&IE) are paid on a per meal basis (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Incidentials).


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Employee’s Travel Request(WWW.unr.edu/forms/)

  • “Request for Travel” form must be completed and approved if:

  • 1.) The employee is traveling longer than 24 hoursand Out of State lodging expenses will be incurred.

  • If required, all employees must complete a request to travel before the trip is taken.

  • If attending a Conference or Workshop, the registration form and conference schedule should be attached to the request for travel form.

  • Cash Advances for travel are not available unless justification is provided and the dean approves the advance. This form must be received in the Travel Department at least 3 business days prior to the departure date of the trip. The advance check is to be picked up at the Cashier’s Office in the Student Services Bldg.


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Per Diem Meals (In-State or Out-of-State)

For Trips of 24 hours or less, employees must be more than 75 miles from their duty station to get Per Diem for meals. Effective April 21, 2008.

Per Diem meals for travel to primary destination*.

Meals = GSA Meal Per Diem for that locality broken down by:

Breakfast 12:01AM – 10:00AM

Lunch 10:01AM – 3:00PM

Dinner 3:01PM – 12:00AM (midnight)

Meals are subject to the about timeframe for reimbursement.

*Exceptions are made for multiple locations during the same trip.

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Domestic (In-state or Out-of-State) meal per diem rates will range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:


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Lodging range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows: Per Diem

  • Lodging = GSA Per Diem for that locality (Plus Taxes).

    • Original ‘itemized’ lodging receipt required except for In-state (NV) lodging under $70.

    • Actual amount of lodging expenses up to the Federal GSA per diem amount (Lodging taxes may be reimbursed in addition to the per diem amount) for that locality will be reimbursed on travel claim with the original itemized receipt.

    • Exceptions can be granted for amounts higher than the GSA Lodging per diem rates.

    • Not listed = $70/day for lodging, $39/day for M&IE.


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Lodging Per Diem Exceptions - Within USA range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

  • In-State (NV)

    • Non-Surveyed (not listed) counties and cities in the State of Nevada. Exception may be made for up to 150% of the standard federal lodging per diem rate (150% times current rate of $70 = $105). Approval is needed (before or after trip).

  • Out-of-State (Prior approval is required)

    • Non-Surveyed (not listed) counties and cities. Exception may be made for up to 300% of the standard federal lodging per diem rate (300% times current rate of $70 = $210).

    • Surveyed (listed) counties and cities. Exception may be made for up to 175% of the standard federal lodging per diem rate for each specific destination listed.


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Continental United State (CONUS) range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

  • Continental United State Domestic Per Diem Web Site-Federal

  • http://www.gsa.gov/perdeim

  • GSA (U.S. General Services Administration)


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Nevada - range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:(October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008)

Cities not appearing below may be located within a county for which rates are listed. To determine what county a city is located in, click here for the National Association of Counties (NACO) website (a non-federal website).

NOTE: If neither the city nor the county is listed, the location is a standard CONUS destination with a rate of $70.00 for lodging and $39.00 for meals and incidental expenses (M&IE).

View a state map with highlighted areas showing where rates listed below apply. Standard CONUS rates apply elsewhere.

  • Unless otherwise specified, the per diem locality is defined as "all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city, including independent entities located within those boundaries."

  • Per diem localities with county definitions shall include "all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city as well as the boundaries of the listed counties, including independent entities located within the boundaries of the key city and the listed counties (unless otherwise listed separately)."

  • Maximum amount of Lodging and M&IE added together. Each per diem rate cannot be reallocated to attempt to exceed the maximum limit.


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Foreign Travel range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

Foreign Per Diem & Lodging Rate Web Site-Federal

http://aoprals.state.gov/web920/per_diem_action.asp?MenuHide=1&CountryCode=0000


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Foreign Travel Meals range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

http://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=114&menu_id=81


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Foreign Travel range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

  • Per diem and lodging rates are by country and city. If individual city is not listed within the country, choose the rates listed as “Other”.

  • Per Diem – M & IE (Meals and Incidental Expenses), time frames are the same as in & out of state. There are no exceptions to the foreign per diem rates for M&IE. See website for breakdown of meals.

  • Lodging – Amount referenced under “Maximum Lodging Amount” is what can be reimbursed.

    • Exception to the maximum foreign travel-lodging rate will be allowed up to 175% of the listed per diem amount, including “other” with prior approval.


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Use of Private Vehicles range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

  • Convenience of the University, 58.50 cents per mile*.

    • Approval from the Dean or Vice President must be in writing and attached to the travel claim

  • Convenience of the Employee, 29.25 cents a mile*.

  • Note - If air transportation is available to the destination: Total amount reimbursed (mileage + reimbursable traveling expenses) cannot exceed the cost of airfare.

    • Information on airfare rate must be documented and attached to the travel claim

      *Established by the Nevada Department of Administration. Memo #2008-28, Effective July 1, 2008.

      www.unr.edu/vpaf/controller/travel/documents/08_mileage_rates.pdf


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Airfare range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

  • Airline travel must be booked by the most economic means possible.

    • Airfare can be charged to a University Pcard.

    • A legible copy showing the charges must be attached to the pcard statement and an itinerary must be attached to the employee’s travel claim

    • If a traveler charges the airfare to their personal credit card, they will not be reimbursed until after the trip is completed & an employee travel claim is submitted.

    • Reasonable service fees will be covered.

    • Southwest Airlines – The additional fee ($15) to upgrade to the “Business Select” level will not be reimbursed to the Traveler.


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Conference Registration range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:In-State and Out-of-State

  • Can use your purchasing card to pay for registration. Submit a copy of the registration form and conference schedule with the Pcard’s Statement of Account.

  • If the conference vendor does not accept MasterCard as method of payment and you want the Travel Department to pay the registration fee:

    • A completed registration form and schedule must be attached to an approvedRequest for Travel (www.unr.edu/forms/) form. The Travel Department will pay the conference fees directly to the vendor from the information supplied on the Request for Travel form .

    • Note - Vendor must be in the university's data base. If not, a federal form W-9* or W-8** must be completed & signed by the vendor. Attached the W-9/W-8 to the Request for Travel form.

    • *Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification - IRS

    • **Certificate of Foreign Status - IRS


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Travel range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:Car Rentals

  • Cars should be only rented from car agencies with state contracted agreements. The State Risk Management Division has determined minimum acceptable coverage with each of these agencies.

  • Generally, no additional insurance (DW-Collision/Loss Damage Waiver, PAI-Personal Accident Insurance and SLP-Supplemental liablility Protection) should be included in the car rental agreement if using a state contracted rental agency. Exceptions are Trucks, Full size vans (truck chassis), campers and off-road vehicles.

  • A finalized rental agreement invoice must be attached to the Travel Expense Form or the PCard Statement of Account (if charged on the pcard).


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Travel range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

  • Car Rentals - continued

  • Use of non-approved rental car company may expose the university/employee to increased liability in the event of an accident.

  • Other rental car companies should only be used if the traveler’s destination city is not serviced by the state authorized vendors.

  • Justification must be provided on the employee’s “Travel Expense Claim” form if a non-state approved rental car vendor is used.

  • State Motor Pool:

    • http://motor_pool.state.nv.us .

  • State Contracted Agencies:

    • http://purchasing.state.nv.us/rental.htm

  • Detail about rental car vendors, contract numbers, pin numbers, etc.:http://www.unr.edu/vpaf/hr/riskmanagement/auto.html


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  • State of Nevada range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:Department of  AdministrationPurchasing Divisionhttp://purchasing.state.nv.us/rental.htm 

  • Contracted Car Rental Vendors

  • ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CARNA54621 1-800-499-8370

  • SOUTHERN NEVADA: Rose Marie Cramer 702 597-4554

  • NORTHERN NEVADA: Jessica Glover 775 328-1677http://www.enterprise.com/HERTZ

  • CPD#88103 1-800-654-3131

  • Dana Noone 602 267-4924https://www.hertz.com/National Car Rental #5004143 1-800-227-7368 

  • Greg Mayben 310 417-8240 ext 298

  • https://www.nationalcar.com/

  • ALAMO RENT-A-CAR #161575 1-800-327-9633 

  • Greg Mayben310 417-8240 ext 298

  • https://www.alamo.com/

  • SAVMOR RENT A CAR1-800-634-6779

  • Corey Jenkins 702 736-1234

  • LAS VEGAS ONLY


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Rental/Motor Pool range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:See attachment – Motor Pool (Facilities Services Department)

  • Our primary contracting agency for daily rentals in Reno is located at Enterprise Car Rentals Office at 809 West 4th St. (Sportsman’s Shopping Center). Corporate account 54C3133.

  • Legible detailed copy of the finalized billingof therental contract must be attached to the employee’s Pcard Statement of Account report and listed on the employee’s travel claim


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Miscellaneous Travel Expenses range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

  • Gas receipts – Must submit original receipts for reimbursements. Employees using their personal cars will not be reimbursed for gas receipts.

  • Taxi/bus/transportation costs – Must submit original receipts from vendor.

  • Phone Calls/Internet access – Must explain business need for incurring the charges before reimbursement will be made.

  • Incidental Expenses – Employees in travel status will receive up to $3.00 per day for incidental expenses such as metered parking and tips. This amount is included in the federal M&IE per diem rates listed on the federal GSA website but must be listed separately on the employee’s travel claim.


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Travel range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

State of Nevada Sales Tax

The University of Nevada, Reno, as an agency of the State of Nevada, is exempt from payment of State of Nevada sales or use tax on its purchases as provided by NRS 372.325, NRS 374.330 and NRS 377, when applicable. It is the employee’s responsibility as an agent of the university to ensure that State of Nevada sales tax is not charged. The State of Nevada Sales Tax exemption letters are available from the Controller’s Office or on the Web at http://www.unr.edu/forms/


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Athletic Department Travel Policy range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:(Updated 10/10/06)

  • Refer to www.unr.edu/vpaf/controller/travel/ and select “UNR Athletic Department Travel Policy”

  • Areas covered: Transportation, Hotels, Meals, Other.

  • See Handout – University of Nevada, Athletic Department Travel Policy


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Employee Travel Information on the Web range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

http://www.unr.edu/vpaf/controller/travel/index.html


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Travel Policies on the Web range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

http://www.unr.edu/vpaf/controller/travel/policy.html


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Employee Travel Forms on the Web range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

http://www.unr.edu/forms/

Travel

Claim For Team Travel Expenses PDF

Claim For Team Travel Expenses - List PDF

Travel Request PDF

Travel Expense Claim PDF

NOTE REGARDING PDF FORM PROBLEMS: If you are having difficulties accessing some of the PDF forms on this page, please make sure your browser is not set to block pop-up windows from unr.edu web addresses or as a last resort uninstall any pop-up blocking software you have installed. Alternatively, many pop-up blockers can be by-passed by holding down your keyboard control key while you click on the link to the form. If you have questions, please contact Campus Computing at 784-1540 x1.


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** range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

**Please do not reuse the Travel Claim Number above.


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END OF PRESENTATION range from $39 to $64 per day based on the federal rate table for the location. The per meal breakdown for these per diem rates is as follows:

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